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Oblivion Reviews

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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
May 29, 2009
Oblivion (El Olvido) throws its net across a considerable range of human behavior and bittersweet survival stories, and the result is a wise and beautiful documentary from Dutch filmmaker Heddy Honigmann.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
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Andrew O'Hehir
April 17, 2009
The point of Oblivion is to rescue some sense of the beauty and individuality of people who live in a place most of us only hear about when it suffers an earthquake or a military coup.
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V.A. Musetto
New York Post
April 17, 2009
Prolific filmmaker Heddy Honigmann, the champion of the little people, is back and in fine form.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Noel Murray
AV Club
April 16, 2009
Oblivion contains more than its share of indelible images and memorable characters.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Manohla Dargis
New York Times
April 15, 2009
Oblivion is a movie so suffused with feeling for its human subjects that when a man starts weeping, you don't feel dirty about watching his tears fall.
| Original Score: 4/5
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Keith Uhlich
Time Out
April 15, 2009
This astonishing documentary takes a contemplative look at Peru's recent political history via members of the service and street classes who reside in the capital city of Lima.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/6
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J. Hoberman
Village Voice
April 14, 2009
The result is a tender, poetically aimless movie by someone who no longer dwells among these stoic people, but feels like she might be the only one who remembers them.